Kevin Grevioux

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Kevin Grevioux
Kevin Grevioux by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Grevioux at the 2018 WonderCon
Born1962 (age 55–56)
OccupationActor, screenwriter, comic book writer
Years active1993–present

Kevin Grevioux (/ˈɡrɛvj/; born 1962) is an American actor, screenwriter, and comic book writer. He is best known for his role as Raze in the Underworld film series, which he co-created.

Education[edit]

Grevioux graduated from Howard University in Washington, D.C. with a degree in microbiology with minors in both chemistry and psychology, afterwards attending graduate school working towards a master's degree in genetic engineering.[1] Grevioux also began taking screenwriting and cinematography classes as well, and after his first semester of grad school had finished, he moved to Los Angeles to begin to work as a writer in earnest. He has written several spec scripts in various genres and wrote and directed two unfinished short sci-fi films: Indigo and Thanatos.[citation needed] He also started a graphic novel company called DarkStorm Studios in 2003.

Career[edit]

As an actor, he has been seen in such films as The Mask, Steel, Congo, Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes remake, and the 2003 vampire vs. werewolf film, Underworld.

Underworld was Grevioux's first produced writing credit. He came up with the original concept/premise and wrote the original screenplay along with director Len Wiseman, launching the Underworld franchise. He appears in the film himself as a lycan, Raze, and returned as the character in the Underworld prequel Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, which he will also be adapting into a comic book mini-series. He has also expressed an interest in telling more Underworld stories in comic form if this proves successful.[2]

Using Romeo and Juliet as an archetype, Grevioux based Underworld on his experiences with interracial dating and the tension that it often causes. He also brought a scientific element to the world of vampires and werewolves by basing vampirism and lycanthropy on a viral mutagen rather than the mysticism typically associated with these two mythic creatures.

Early 2006 saw Grevioux form two comic book imprints, Astounding Studios and DarkStorm Studios.[3][4] Grevioux's Astounding Studios imprint was to focus on all-ages titles such as Valkyries,[5] Guardian Heroes and The Hammer Kid. The Darkstorm Studios imprint was a more mature line, including the books Alivs Rex,[6] Skull and Guns and Uzan, The Mighty.[7]

Grevioux's voice is distinctively deep. In the commentary track of Underworld, he relates that during the promotion and launch of the film, many fans asked him if his voice had been altered by computer, and were surprised to learn that it had not been.[8]

Grevioux wrote Marvel Comics' New Warriors volume 4.[9] Grevioux also wrote Adam: Legend of the Blue Marvel, a character he created years ago as a young teenage comic book fan. The mini series was drawn by Mat Broome and Roberto Castro.[10] He is also in the process of writing a story featuring Lee Falk's characters The Phantom and Mandrake the Magician, co-written with Mike Bullock. He also wrote ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction for Red 5 Comics.[11][12]

On December 2, 2009, Grevioux hosted a pilot episode for a concept series, Monster Tracker, on Discovery Channel.[13]

He sold the original screenplay for the film adaptation of his Darkstorm Studios graphic novel, I, Frankenstein,[14] to Lakeshore Entertainment, which also produced the Underworld films.[15] The story follows the original monster of Victor Frankenstein who is the only force that stands between the human race and an uprising of supernatural creatures determined to overthrow the world. Filming began on February 27, 2012.[16][17]

Since November 6, 2017, Line Webtoon has been publishing Brothers Bond, an action webcomic collaboration with Ryan Benjamin.

Grevioux is an avid NFL fan. His favorite team is the Minnesota Vikings.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Naked Gun 33​13: The Final Insult Prison Guard Uncredited
Speed Bombsquad SWAT officer
The Mask Henchman #7
Alien Nation: Dark Horizon Sam Television film
Stargate Fossil Guard Uncredited
1995 Congo Roadblock Officer
Batman Forever Harvey's Thug
1997 Quicksilver Highway Police Sergeant Television film
Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy Miller
Steel Singer
Don King: Only in America Leon Spinks Television film
2000 The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas Associate Goon
2001 Planet of the Apes Limbo's 1st Handler / Ape Commander / 2nd Ape Soldier
2002 Men in Black II Pineal Eye
2003 Cradle 2 the Grave Inmate Guard Uncredited
Hulk Mitchell Uncredited
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Emmanuel's Entourage
Underworld Raze Also first produced writing credit
2005 Dirty Daddy
2006 Slayer Grieves
2009 Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Raze
2014 I, Frankenstein Dekar Also screen story, graphic novel
2017 Animal Crackers Samson the Strong Man (voice)

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993-1994 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Starfleet Security Officer 12 Episodes
Uncredited
2005 The Batman Solomon Grundy[18] (voice) Ep. "Grundy's Night"
2010 Spartacus: Blood and Sand - Motion Comic Doctore / Numidian (voice) Ep. "The Shadow of Death"
2012-2013 Young Justice: Invasion Black Beetle[18] (voice) 9 Episodes
2012 The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Terrax[18] (voice) Ep. "Avengers Assemble!"
2013 Payday 2 The Web Series The Haitian Episode 3 "Hector" & 6 "Vlad & Gage"
2014 Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Super-Skrull[18] (voice) Eps. "Deathlok" & "Guardians of the Galaxy"

Videogames[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath (voice)
2018 Marvel Powers United VR Groot[18] (voice)

Bibliography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dennis, Michael. "Interview: Kevin Grevioux Talks Transition To Screenwriting, Race As A Factor, 'I, Frankenstein' & More". IndieWire.
  2. ^ CCI: Grevioux returns to "Underworld", Comic Book Resources, August 1, 2008
  3. ^ Grevioux Gets Astounding[permanent dead link], Newsarama, July 21, 2005
  4. ^ Kevin Grevioux - From "Underworld" to the Comic World, Comic Book Resources, March 22, 2006
  5. ^ Of Valkyries and Other Things: Talking to Kevin Grevioux Archived 2011-02-12 at the Wayback Machine., Newsarama, November 15, 2006
  6. ^ Earth’s First Astounding Invasion Archived 2006-11-12 at the Wayback Machine., Broken Frontier, May 17, 2006
  7. ^ http://worldofblackheroes.com/2011/07/09/uzan-the-mighty-1/
  8. ^ Underworld special edition director commentary
  9. ^ New Joe Fridays Week 26. Newsarama
  10. ^ CCI: The 'Return' of "The Blue Marvel", Comic Book Resources, July 25, 2008
  11. ^ Kevin Grevioux: Werewolves, Vampires... and now Zombies, Comics Bulletin, May 15, 2008
  12. ^ The Monsters of Kevin Grevioux - ZMD and More, Newsarama, July 22, 2008
  13. ^ Discovery Channel TV Special: Monster Tracker
  14. ^ I, Frankenstein Franchise Coming At You From Lakeshore
  15. ^ Lakeshore Eyes New Franchise With 'I, Frankenstein'
  16. ^ Frater, Patrick (February 27, 2012). "I Frankenstein starts shoot". Film Business Asia. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
  17. ^ "Gothic thriller starts filming in Melbourne". The Sydney Morning Herald. Australian Associated Press. February 27, 2012. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
  18. ^ a b c d e https://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Kevin-Grevioux/

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